SPORTS SEPTEMBER 28, 2015Written by John Kuhens on September 28, 2015
Iowa Wesleyan University hosted the University of Minnesota-Morris for homecoming and an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference match up, the Tigers fell 33-25. The Tigers also were recognizing 125 years of football during Saturday’s game.
The Cougars of Minnesota Morris were first to get on the scoreboard after a successful field goal attempt with 12:08 remaining in the first quarter. Iowa Wesleyan came up empty on their first three drives of the game, but they were able to take the lead after forcing and recovering a fumble to start their fourth drive of the game. Quarterback Caleb Huss found Jeremy Gomez for a 17 yard touchdown pass. Nick Fencl of Danville, hit the PAT to give the Tigers a 7-3 lead over the Cougars.Iowa Wesleyan extended their lead to 10-7 after Nick Fencl hit a field goal. Minnesota Morris would score twice more before the half to take a 13-10 lead into the locker room. In the third quarter the Tigers recorded a touchdown Larry Jackson ran in from 19 yards out, once again, Fencl converted on the extra point attempt to give the Tigers a 17-13 lead. The Cougars scored on their first two drives of the fourth quarter to go up 19-17 over the Tigers. Iowa Wesleyan answered with a touch down by Donnie Johnson III of Mt. Pleasant, and a successful two point conversion when Caleb Huss found Tylor Hoyle of Mt. Pleasant in the end zone. Minnesota Morris would not go away, and took a one point lead over the Tigers with 00:58 on the clock. Iowa Wesleyan had good starting field position after taking advantage of the Cougars kick off going out of bounds. Huss and the Tigers looked to get a drive going, but Huss’s pass was picked off and returned for a touchdown with 00:35 seconds remaining to seal the win. The Tiger ground game was led by Bryson Oliver (FR/Aurora, IL), who had 59 yards rushing. Caleb Huss was 15-24 passing for 124 yards, but he had two interceptions on the day. Jeremy Gomez was the leading receiver for the Tigers with 6 receptions for 65 yards.Defensively, Iowa Wesleyan was led by Nate Daniels (SR/Biggsville, IL) who had 13 tackles. Daniels had 5 tackles for a loss and also had 2 sacks. Eric Dubose (FR/Willowbrook, IL) and Christian Henricksen each had 6 tackles on the day.Iowa Wesleyan will return to action on Saturday when they travel to the University of Northwestern (MN) for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.
The Iowa Wesleyan soccer teams were in action Saturday. They hosted Greenville College for their first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games of the season. The men’s team dropped the first game of the double-header soccer action by a score of 0-7. The Panthers were too strong for the women’s soccer team as well. The Tigers lost to the Lady Panthers 0-10. The Wesleyan women also lost Sunday to Rockford University in soccer 2-0. The Tigers next game is on October 3rd. They will take on Westminster College at 3:00 p.m. at East Lake Park.
The men’s soccer team will be in action on September 30th. They will host Fairhaven Baptist Bible College at 1:00 p.m.
Iowa Wesleyan played a volleyball double header Friday night.
Iowa Wesleyan vs Webster Tigers fell in a 3-0 sweep.
Against the host school Illinois College the Tigers fell 3-2.
Iowa Wesleyan vs Illinois College.
The MPHS volleyball team played at Burlington High School Saturday in a tournament. The Panthers fell in all five matches they played. Unranked class 3A Mediapolis won the Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament Saturday night with a 2 game sweep over #4 ranked class 1A Holy Trinity Catholic. 11th ranked New London beat Pekin in the consolation match.
Joe Argo was on the go Friday night as Davenport Assumption defeated the Mt. Pleasant Panthers in the Senior Night Game 49-13 on Evans Field. Argo ran for 3 Assumption scores and threw for two. Joe Hess the Panther QB had a good night throwing the ball for the Panthers, he hit 19 of 32 for 259 yards, no interceptions and 2 touchdowns caught by Alex Carasco and D’Shundric Foster. Panthers are now 0-5 and 0-2 in the district, they play at Clear Creek-Amana next Friday, the Clippers beat Keokuk Friday night 17-10. Mt. Pleasant won the freshman game 26-13. Freshman record is now 4-1. The JV teams of the two schools meet today at Davenport Assumption at 4:30 p.m., note the game is at Assumption High School not at Brady Street Stadium.
Former Mt. Pleasant Panther and now head men’s golf coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes Tyler Stith, led his team to a championship in the Golfweek Conference Challenge. His top player Raymond Knoll was medalist with an 11 under par 211 score over the Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington. The Iowa team shot 842 to capture the win ahead of 2nd place North Carolina State who had 845.
Jordon Spieth had quite the payday Sunday on the PGA tour. He won the Tour Championship with a 271 score at East Lake Course in Atlanta. He also won the Fed Ex Cup title, the two combined wins gave him around $12 Million and made his winnings for the year around $22 million. Spieth is 22 years old. Iowan Zach Johnson finished 9th and on just over $250,000.